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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    South Australia
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    up! FAQ

    Australian Specific FAQ
    - Why is there not an Automatic [automated manual (ASG)] option? automated manual? see article here Source - GoAuto
    - How much is VW Servicing going to cost me? VW Capped Price Servicing for the up!
    - How much is the up! up! Pricing Revealed
    - Anyone driven the up! up! has anyone else driven it?

    European Specifications
    -ASSISTANCE AND VEHICLE DYNAMIC SYSTEMS: ESP electronic stabilisation programme, anti-lock brake system, City Emergency Braking, ParkPilot (rear).

    -BLUEMOTION TECHNOLOGY: Includes stop/start system, battery regeneration and tyres optimised for low rolling resistance

    -CARGO CAPACITY: 251 to 951 litres

    -Cd VALUE: Cd 0.32; Cd x A = 0.67

    -CO2 EMISSIONS: 79 g/km to 108 g/km

    -COLOURS: 4 solid paints (“white”, “pure white”, “light blue”, “red”); 3 metallic paints (“light silver”, “dark silver”, “dark blue”); 1 pearl effect paint (“black pearl”)

    3,540 mm length
    1,641 mm width without door mirrors
    1,910 mm width with door mirrors
    1,478 mm height
    2,420 mm wheelbase
    585 mm front overhang
    535 mm rear overhang

    -DRIVE TYPE: Front-wheel drive

    -ENGINES – PETROL: 44 kW / 60 PS & 55 kW / 75 PS

    -FUEL CAPACITY OF 1.0 MPI: 35 litres petrol; theoretical range up to 833 km, depending on specific engine

    -FUEL CONSUMPTION RANGE: 4.2 l/100 km to 4.7 l / 100 km (Super unleaded 98RON)

    -PRODUCTION SITE: Bratislava plant (Slovakia)

    -RUNNING GEAR: Front – MacPherson-type suspension with wheel-guiding struts and triangular transverse links. Rear – semi-independent suspension. Optional sport chassis (ride height lowered by 15 mm)

    -STANDARD TRANSMISSION: 5-speed manual gearbox

    -STYLING: Walter de Silva (Group) & Klaus Bischoff (Brand)

    -TORSIONAL RIGIDITY: 19,800 Nm/degree (best in class)

    -WEIGHT OF take up!, 44 KW / 60 PS: 929 kg (EU kerb weight)

    14-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers with 165 tyres,
    15-inch alloy wheels in “spoke” or “waffle” style with 185 tyres,
    16-inch alloy wheels in “classic” or “triangle” style with 185 tyres
    Last edited by phaeton; 07-10-2012 at 07:41 AM.
    - Ben

    1961 Karmann Ghia Coupé - 1993 Golf Cabriolet - 2006 Golf Comfortline 1.9L TDI
    2008 Jetta 2.0L FSI

  2. #2
    I came across an internal VW document detailing terminology relating to the Up!

    After refueling - Fed Up!

    Profit margin - Mark Up!

    Vehicle locked - Shut Up!

    Vehicle written off - Totally ****ed Up!

    Sold with Convenience Pack - Top Up!

    Concourse d'elegance - Round Up!

    When towing - Hold Up!

    Manufacture - Make Up! (aka Build Up!)

    What VW wants customer to do - Pick Up!

    Service - Tune Up!

    Under car cover - Covered Up!

    After detail - Clean Up!

    In a school zone - CantaloUp!

    Jokes concerning - Mock Up!

    Conversion rate - Take Up!

    At wreckers / Advertised for sale - Break Up!
    Last edited by Arnold; 03-09-2014 at 01:44 AM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
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    Maintenance Items

    Now (2022) that the Up's have been around since 2012, a common failure is the alternator ... OEM VW about $900

    Bosch alternative part# F000BL06A0 about $400 off eBay. I recently fitted 1 and it works great.
    Current: 2023 MY23 T-Roc R Lapiz Blue + Beats Audio + Black pack 2018 MY19 Golf R manual Lapiz Blue + DAP) 2018 MY18 Golf 110TSI (150TSI) Trendline manual White2014 Amarok TSI Red (tuned over 200kw + lots of extras) 2013 Up! manual Red 2017 Polo GTI manual Black Previous VWs and some others ...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Sutherland Shire, Sydney
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    I also have a 2012 Up! with 190k on the clock - works great
    $60 takes me about 625km

    By now most Up!'s would have had one or two timing belts, a set of shocks and a water pump
    2012.1 Skoda Octavia VRS DSG Wagon - Carbonio cold air intake and pipe - HPA Motorsports BBK 355mm rotors 6 pot calipers
    APR Stage II ECU - APR 3" exhaust down pipe & high flow catalyst
    APR/HP Roll bars - Eibach springs and Bilstien shocks
    Supaloy lower control arms - Enkei 18*8 Wheels


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